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Off-pump coronary artery grafting in patients with reduced ejection fraction
  • Jiechun Huang
Jiechun Huang
Huashan Hospital Fudan University
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Abstract

The outcome of coronary artery bypass surgery depends on complete revascularization. In our paper, we attempt to demonstrate that Off-pump coronary artery bypass (OPCAB) is applicable to coronary heart disease patients with low LVEF. Low LVEF does not affect cardiac revascularization. Low LVEF is an independent risk factor for the outcome of CABG patients, but it does not mean that the OPCAB procedure leads to poor outcomes. In our hospital, we used on-pump CABG or conventional bypass surgery for coronary heart disease patients with low LVEF before 2010.With the accumulation of cases, OPCAB is now used in more than 95% of coronary artery bypass grafts in our center. Our data suggest that OPCAB is safe and reliable for patients with low LVEF.

Peer review status:ACCEPTED

12 Apr 2021Submitted to Journal of Cardiac Surgery
12 Apr 2021Assigned to Editor
12 Apr 2021Submission Checks Completed
12 Apr 2021Editorial Decision: Accept